WRITTEN BY Abby Madan
Want to shop local, but don’t know where to start? We’ve compiled a list of five clothing and accessories boutiques in Knoxville to check out the next time you want to spice up your wardrobe.
Lizard Thicket Knoxville
With 22 locations throughout the south, it’s safe to say Lizard Thicket has an understanding of southern style. Lizard Thicket is well-known for its tailored pieces, such as monen patent leather leggings. Their collection screams girl-on-the-go with almost every piece looking like it could be the main feature on your Instagram feed. Lizard Thicket boutique’s style is feminine and keeps comfort in mind. The accessories, such as the mix it up earrings, are unique and interesting to the eye.
Obligato: a piece of the big apple in Knoxville, Tennessee. Obligato carries a wide range of designers, which creates a unique collection to shop from. Try the tweed strapless romper in deep pink for a fun night on the town, or the belted vegan leather shorts in toffee for a trip to the farmer’s market. Obligato is unique in its ability to create amazing statement pieces and wonderful classics.
Josie’s Boutique is a quintessential southern boutique that has perfected the mix of style and comfort. Josie’s “Dreamers” line features stylish sweaters and hoodies perfect for the fall and winter. Clothing for cold weather can feel clunky without the right pieces for layering. Josie’s outerwear section combines style and warmth from their fur fringe jackets to their toasty warm plaid shacket. Josie’s Boutique also carries a fun line of Tennessee gameday gear that would make for the perfect instagram moment (hopefully after a Vols win) inside Neyland Stadium.
Elyse Wilde is a contemporary clothing store that features sustainable and ethically sourced clothing. Elyse Wilde aims to sell clothing made out of organic materials, clothing made by brands that treat their workers fairly and finally, an eclectic collection for their customers. It seems as though Elyse Wilde is accomplishing just that with pieces such as the kym corset top in grey, which is made in an ethical factory and bound to make basics in your closet stand out.
Looking for a more eclectic and bohemian style in Knoxville? Earthbound Trading Company is known for their various patterns and styles from tie dye to floral print in dresses, pants and more. Although colorful clothing can often seem like a summer moment, Earthbound offers many pieces that could easily transition from summer to fall, such as the colorful weeds bell sleeve dress with a pair of tights and boots. Earthbound also carries home accessories, jewelry, aromatherapy and even crystals.